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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 4, 2017

Stamford Man Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Prison for Selling Crack in Connecticut and Heroin in Vermont

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WAYNE ALEXANDER, also known as “Uncle Easy” and “Bones,” 52, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 64 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine and heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between February 2015 and April 2015, law enforcement officers made three controlled purchases of crack cocaine, totaling approximately 130 grams, from ALEXANDER.

ALEXANDER was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on May 11, 2015, and was released on bond.  On April 4, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

On May 11, 2016, a federal grand jury in Vermont returned an indictment charging ALEXANDER with one count of distributing heroin on April 2, 2016.  The case was transferred to the District of Connecticut for further prosecution and, on April 18, 2017, ALEXANDER pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

ALEXANDER has been detained since May 11, 2016.

The Connecticut case was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridgeport Police Department and Stamford Police Department, and the Vermont case was investigated by the Vermont Drug Task Force.

This matter was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito of the District of Connecticut and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan of the District of Vermont.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 4, 2017